VFW scholarship winners visit veterans

The winners of the Voice of Democracy contest visited with veterans in April. From left: VFW Sr. Vice Commander John Stewart, VOD contest second-place winner Sarah Brumagin, first-place winner Carolyn Carter, and BHS teacher Colleen Lanning. 

At the April and May VFW meetings, the winners of the 2017 Voice of Democracy (VOD) and the first recipients of the VFW Military Grant stopped by to greet our members and present their winning essays. VOD is a local, state and national competition. The Military Grant is a first-time award directed at high school seniors going on to a military and college career. The 2018 awards will expand to include Westlake schools.

While no entries were received for the middle school "Patriot's Pen" essay contest this year, we hope to receive essays from Westlake and Bay high schools and middle schools next year. There are three prizes for each competition.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 9:32 AM, 05.16.2017